More often than not, I’m dumbfounded by what people find entertaining.
This week, I learned a song called “#Selfie,” which I find unbearable, made a rapid climb up the Billboard charts. If it’s not the worst song I’ve ever heard, it has at least cracked the top five.
“#Selfie,” by The Chainsmokers, hit No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart and has cracked the Hot 100. People Magazine called the song – about the infamous self-portrait – “catchy.” Here’s hoping it’s not contagious.
What confuses me more than our nation’s current musical tastes is that Americans like watching other people watch TV. Last week, my fiancee and I stumbled across a program called “The People’s Couch.” With great confusion, we watched people sit on couches and react to television programs for a few brief moments.
The show, which airs on Bravo, enters living rooms and films everyday people, according to its official website. While sitting on their couches, the people comment on popular TV and news moments. And other everyday people tune in Tuesday nights at 10 to watch it all happen.
I just don’t understand it. If I thought people were watching me watch TV, I’d close the blinds. Are our lives so boring that we have nothing better to do than watch other people watch TV?
I’m confident that the entertainment industry has finally hit rock bottom. It can’t get any worse than popular songs about self-portraits and a reality show that has proven people will watch just about anything.
What could possibly be next? A show featuring people’s reactions to radio programs or newspapers?
I’m bored just thinking about it.